Library cards are free and available to all Bow residents age 6 or older. Visit the library to get yours! Parents/caregivers will need to show proof of Bow residence when signing up. Dunbarton residents who attend Bow schools are also eligible for a free library card.
The following programs are offered at the Library during the academic school year. Registration is required for all programs, as space and resources are limited.
Krafts 4 Kids
Second Wednesday of the Month | 3:30pm
Love to create? Krafts 4 Kids is an afterschool craft program designed for artists and makers in grades K-4, in the company of a parent or caregiver. Create a new project every month as you explore a new topic or season! All materials will be provided by the library. In-person program.
Third Tuesday of the Month | 3:30pm
This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month, providing children in grades 2-6 with an opportunity to explore scientific topics through hands-on activities. Test the engineering process by designing, building, and refining your own projects and experiments! A new theme will be explored every month. In-person program.
Kids in the Kitchen with Misa Pignataro
Thursdays 10/28, 11/18 and 12/16 | 4:00pm
Looking for nutrient-dense food options for your family? Want your children to have fun in the kitchen, while developing life-long kitchen skills? Please join Misa from Misa’s Clean Kitchen in baking simple and delicious food, free of gluten and processed sugar. This series will meet monthly through the fall, with a new seasonal recipe each month. Ingredient lists will be sent out prior to each meeting.
Class will take place via Zoom, and registration is required for access. Please call or visit the library to register! Recommended for preschool and elementary aged children.
Halloween Food Art
A virtual program for emerging readers! Every Friday, listen to the first chapter of a middle-grade book read by our youth services librarian. This weekly podcast introduces a range of recommended titles for readers aged 8-12, and include a mix of genres and topics. Recordings were posted every week between January and August 2021, and can be accessed anytime using the links below. Listen on your schedule, and reserve the books you like most!
While You Listen: Active Listening Worksheet
See the full list of available episodes here,
or use your favorite streaming service to listen for free!
The Great Stone Face Book Award is sponsored by the Children's Librarians of New Hampshire (CLNH), and is given each year to an author whose book receives the most votes from fourth through sixth grade students throughout the state. Each year, a committee chooses 20 recently published titles, which children then use as a guide for voting. The vote takes place every April during National Library Week, and the winner is announced in May. The purpose of the award is to promote reading enjoyment, to increase awareness of contemporary writing, and to allow children to honor their favorite books and authors.
The winner of the Great Stone Face Award for 2021 is Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick!
Stop by the Great Stone Face Display at the Library to check out the 2020-2021 nominees. We have multiple copies of each title available, including several audiobooks. We also offer eBooks and audiobooks to download through the Libby app.